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Plenty of spills, no chill at cardboard box derby

By Stephanie Grinnell | Mar 09, 2014
Photo by: Stephanie Grinnell The Silver Bullet veers off course and careens toward spectators March 8 during the Cardboard Box Derby at Camden Snow Bowl.

Camden — A huge turnout of entrants and spectators at the second annual Cardboard Box Derby at Camden Snow Bowl were treated to warm temperatures Saturday, March 8.

For those competing, the temperatures made for a slushy course and a soggy seat but the competitors' faces were anything but defeated. Taking the top prize with a time of 7.41 seconds was the four-person team Crazy Cruisin' Cousins; in second place was Box of Doom with a time of 8.11 and in third place after leading most of the afternoon, was the Jamaican Bobsled Team with a time of 9.35 seconds.

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Other prizes awarded included most team spirit -- won by the Jamaican Bobsled Team -- as well as Magic School Bus for most competitors in one box with 15 and the most creative design, which went to a lobster.

There were 88 entries at the start of the race, though several teams scratched at the last minute. The event was emceed by Snow Bowl employee and Harbormaster Steve Pixley, who provided colorful commentary as the cardboard creations careened down the tubing hill.

2014 Cardboard Box Derby
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(Video by: Stephanie Grinnell)
Comments (4)
Posted by: Anne Mitchell | Mar 10, 2014 13:33

Wahoooo we were #30 " go box sox" and tho we rolled...was a blast and coming back next year !!!  Cheers Annie and lauren mitchell



Posted by: William Lohrman | Mar 10, 2014 09:51

Great photos!



Posted by: Barry King | Mar 10, 2014 07:29

Thanks for sharing such great images Stephanie! And a great day for the race. Thanks so much to the Snow Bowl staff and the tons of volunteers who made this family-fun event something that everyone can enjoy.



Posted by: Martha Seavey Boynton | Mar 09, 2014 15:34

Oh that looks like a lot of fun.  Great pictures.



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Stephanie is editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. She previously served as editor of Camden Herald following its return in April 2012.

Stephanie also was editor of VillageSoup's Capital Weekly in Augusta and has nearly a decade of experience in the newspaper business ranging from southern and central Maine to Waldo County.

Outside the office, she enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.

Stephanie lives in Washington with her husband Jeff, four children, a dog named Chewbacca, a rabbit and chickens.

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